Christmas Giveaway Day 5: Google Wave

The hubbub over Google Wave has greatly abated, but there are still many people patiently (or impatiently) waiting to get a chance to try this tool out. Especially those who suffer from overcrowded inboxes.

Whether you just want to give it a try or have a project to collaborate on, here’s your chance to get a belated invite — we’re giving away 10 today.

Update: Thanks once again to everyone for getting involved. I’ve chosen the ten winners here, but it seems from many of the comments that there are others who are willing to also share some invites. So if you’re name is not in this list here, scan through the comments and get in touch with one of the giving souls with invites available.

Without further ado, here are today’s winners:

  • Paul Cutler
  • Juan
  • Jonathan
  • Kerotov
  • Leif W
  • Toms Osins
  • Abe Jellinek
  • Per
  • Michael Kwok
  • Trey

And come back again tomorrow for another great prize.

About Google Wave

There are probably not a lot of people who spend significant time on the Internet who don’t know what Wave is. Intended to solve the problems plaguing current email practices, Wave combines the characteristics of email, IM, and a wiki.

Despite a few bugs, Wave still has a lot of potential and is already fairly polished.

Despite a few bugs, Wave still has a lot of potential and is already fairly polished.

The jury is still out on whether or not Wave will change the way people communicate on the web. But it certainly has the potential to change the way we use email.

Our Look at Wave

Shortly after Google opened the doors, I was able to get access to Wave and write about my initial impressions.

Google is still working out the kinks, but with a fairly stable first release, the overall performance of the application shows it has promise. The only question that remains is whether it will match the hype.

That about sums up my feelings — which still hold true two months later. Wave could be useful in certain circumstances and for people in certain professions (teachers for example). But it’s not quite ready to kill email completely.

How to Enter

If you want a chance to get an invite, simply leave a comment today. List one reason why you think you might prefer Wave to a current tool you already use. The winners will be announced at the end of the day!

And a big congratulations to our winners from Day 4 — enjoy Ember!

And Over at Mac.AppStorm: CSSEdit

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Mac.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away a few copies of CSSEdit.

CSSEdit is aimed at both those new to web design, as well as those experienced in the field. The Selector Builder and advanced visual editors will gradually help you understand CSS. The Live Preview and intelligent source environment are really useful tools to get your website looking great, very quickly.

Read more and enter the competition

Come Back for Day 6

It doesn’t stop here. The giving continues each day until our grand finale on the 24th. Tune in each day for the newest prize and keep up to date with our RSS feed or Twitter account.